Underbelly of Light

Things started to slow down a little this week. I only had one initial IEP meeting and one annual meeting. On Wednesday we started TCAP testing for the third graders and I could hardly get out of bed to get to work for a parent meeting before school. I had a feeling that some bug was trying to work its way into my system. Sure enough, Thursday rolled around and I was feeling pretty yucky. By Thursday night it was much worse and I knew I better be seen by my asthma doctor on Friday.

A teacher friend of mine suggested Umcka when I was under the weather in November. I had some this time and was able to start taking it on Thursday night when I started to feel sick. The doc put me on an antibiotic, prednisone, steroid nasal spray and albuterol nebs. This morning I still felt pretty sick, but this afternoon things started to turn around. I think the Umcka really did lessen the duration of it. It could also be that my lungs are not being bombarded with dairy anymore either.

I have a long weekend because of President’s Day and I am really excited that I seem to be on the mend and won’t be feeling crappy for all of my time off. I worked on my house this afternoon and felt very productive. I still have work to do, but it’s much closer to looking like my home than it was 24 hours ago.

I got a haircut last weekend and cut off at least 3 inches. It is now in a cute, sassy bob. I love it. I needed to shed some old energy and this was a good way to do it. I needed to leave some of myself behind to be swept away. I feel lighter in a lot of ways. I am looking forward to warmer weather when I can exercise outside again. In the meantime, once my lungs are a little stronger next week I am going to start making time for Zumba and Yoga again.

I feel like things are looking up. I am being proactive about a lot of things that I wish to change or shift. I am taking steps to reclaim my creativity and get back into writing. I am learning how not to tie my value to others or my body image.

Tonight, I am going to watch a movie and go to bed early. Hopefully, tomorrow I will feel even better.


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